Easy steps for maintaining wellness through the silly summer season December 02, 2019
Eat as much fresh seasonal fruit and veg as possible! These contain the highest amounts of vitamins and nutrients, packed with good sugars for brain energy. Stay hydrated!
Drink water and eat your water too. Fresh fruit and veg contain the most percentage of H₂O.
Clean, peel, chop and store your fruit and veg every week- ready to cook up for those on-the-go lifestyles.
Cook double! Collect/invest in some decent food containers, eat half and freeze the other half.
Eat foods that boost sun protection. Foods with high amounts of antioxidants (e.g lycopene). Foods like tomatoes, watermelon, berries, green tea, broccoli, dark chocolate, foods high in vitamin C and Omega-3 fatty acids.
Stay away from highly processed foods- especially processed meats like viennas, russians, polony and other cold meats. Especially in summer and if not stored properly, these foods can lead to increased health risk.
Get creative with leftovers! Some foods are even better the next day- think curries/pasta sauce/soups- a soup can always become a sauce. Limit dishes to limit wash-up time. Eat with your hands and serve meals on a big platter, shared with friends and family instead of individual plates.